Welcome to Gogopasar’s new blog category called Humans Of Gogopasar, a series featuring the talent and expertise within this awesome startup and subsidiary of FGV Integrated Farming Holdings Berhad. Are you a small and medium enterprise restaurant owner or Islamic religious school/ Tahfiz canteen operator, or even hospital food supplier? Are you looking for a solution to help you : 1- Save time and energy so you can focus on running your business 2- Find a reliable supplier of FULLY HALAL fresh produce, meat and groceries 3- Get FREE delivery of freshest, best-quality and most affordable groceries If you answered YES to most of the questions above, then you need to get in touch with Saiful Bahari bin Wahid, Gogopasar’s Sales and Marketing Manager. Featuring : Sales and Marketing Manager – Saiful Bahari bin Wahid Saiful is the man to reach if you are a restaurant, school, or hospital food supplier. Saiful’s wide experience and expertise in agribusiness and business management will ensure that if you engage with Gogoapsar for raw material and food supplies, you will receive them on time at the best market and credit rates and the best part? HALAL-ENSURED products. Gogopasar is the leading halal online grocery in the Klang Valley and we ensure end-to-end halal processes in our fresh produce and livestock management from farm to warehouse. Saiful has worked as a Business Development Manager with 12 years of experience in diverse areas such as Property Development, MSC Consultancy, Licensing and Agriculture. He graduated from University Malaya with a degree in Real Estate Management. Contact Saiful at +601126283213 or email him at email@example.com for your business’s halal fresh produce and grocery needs.
These durian-flavoured fluffy balls of gold are soft and puffy on the inside, yet caramelized and crispy on the outside. Usually made with bananas, this durian version will be absolutely superb for durian lovers. A MUST-TRY and super easy treat for the entire family to enjoy. Ingredients: 2 cups Wheat flour 1 large cup Baking powder (combined and sifted) 1/4 cup Castor sugar 1 egg, beat a little 1/2 cup Durian pulp, finely mashed 1 and a half cups Water (or to taste) A pinch of Salt Directions: 1. Combine all the above ingredients, except water, stir well and pour the water little by little and stir until well combined. Rest for 10 minutes. 2. Heat oil and fry. Use 1 large cup of batter for one fritter, frying 10 - 12 pieces at a time, depending on the size of the pan. Cook over medium heat until golden yellow, lift and drain the oil. Serve for afternoon tea Get the ingredients for this easy and yummy dessert at Gogopasar today, so freah for less! Visit our website to order or download the app (Apple Store or Google Play Store)
This creamy and delectable durian stew is enjoyed with any type of starchy accompaniment such as glutinous rice or even steamed buns. It can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. This traditional Malay dessert is high in calories, but it is a treat that should not be missed if you have frozen or leftover durians around. Ingredients: 300g Durian paste 70g Palm sugar (gula kabung), shredded 10g Brown sugar, optional 100ml Water 300ml Coconut milk 15g Salt 10ml Pandan flavouring 2 Pandan leaves Directions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook on slow medium heat. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes until all the ingredients mix well and become thick. Serve with roti jala, bread or steamed glutinous rice. Get the ingredients for this easy and yummy dessert at Gogopasar today, so freah for less! Visit our website to order or download the app (Apple Store or Google Play Store)
This is a traditional durian cake, or also known as Dodol Durian which is made from durian flesh. This sweet delicacy is very popular within the Malay community in every state of Malaysia. Rich in carbohydrates and fibre, it is an energy-packed treat which is super addictive. Usually sold as souvenirs under cottage industry efforts, this cake is popular in shops, but can be made at home just as easily. Ingredients: 10-20 pieces of durian(fresh or frozen) 2 cups of sugar 1 tsp salt Directions: 1. Put all the ingredients into the pan / skillet, heat it on the stove over medium heat 2. Constantly stir the lempok batter in skillet for 3-4 hours. 3. After the lempok gets sticky and thick / chewy, remove from the fire and pour into a plastic wrap-lined container. 4. Refrigerate until it gets hard, and cut it into slices to serve. Get the ingredients for this easy and yummy dessert at Gogopasar today, so freah for less! Visit our website to order or download the app (Apple Store or Google Play Store)
With the ongoing durian season in Singapore and Malaysia, we're sure many of you are enjoying your creamy Musang King and yummy durian D24 at home. While you're at it, why not save a few extra pieces to make mouthwatering durian desserts starting with mochi! Quick, easy and super addictive, this sweet treat will definitely have you going for seconds and thirds. Ingredients (yields 30) 250g Glutinous rice flour 150g Rice flour 500g Water 60g Sugar 300g Durian pulp Directions: Using a mixer, blend the durian flesh until you get a smooth puree. Keep it in a plastic bag and press it flat with about a 0.5 inch of thickness. Leave it in the freezer overnight till ready to use. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, water and sugar together until you get a smooth mixture. Steam the flour mixture for about 30 minutes until thoroughly cooked. With a mixer, blend the steamed dough until it has a chewy and smooth texture. Leave it to cool at room temperature. Remove the frozen durian puree from the plastic bag and cut them into small cubes. Wear plastic gloves and proceed to brush the mochi dough with some oil. Pinch off a small portion of mochi, place a frozen cube of durian puree in the centre and wrap it completely. Coat the mochi with cooked corn flour and keep it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving. If not serving immediately, keep it in the freezer. Get the ingredients for this easy and yummy dessert at Gogopasar today, so freah for less! Visit our website to order or download the app (Apple Store or Google Play Store)
This delightful traditional Malay dessert is also known as Seri Muka Durian. Usually, talam or seri muka is made with pandan leaves. However, replacing pandan with durian is an extraordinary way to enjoy the buttery rich, sweet and smooth texture of durians especially after they are out of season and you have frozen durians on hand or even if you have extra fresh durians and are looking for a way to be creative with them by transforming them into dessert. Ingredients for Talam Durian: (bottom layer ingredients) 500 g Glutinous Rice (soak 4 hours) 230 g Concentrated Coconut Milk 270 g Water 1 tsp Salt (top layer ingredients) 50 g Wheat Flour 40 g Custard Flour 250 g Sugar 1/3 tsp Salt 3 eggs 350 g Coconut milk 250 g Water 1 Cup Durian Filling (blend with water and coconut milk) A little lemon yellow dye Steps: Place plastic wrap on a 10" x 10" baking sheet, then add all the bottom layer ingredients and steam for 25 minutes Combine all the top layer ingredients, stir until all is well blended and strain. Cook until steam rises and set aside. After the glutinous rice is cooked, press it into a large baking tray until evenly flat and dense. Then pour the top layer mixture over the glutinous rice and steam for 25 minutes. After steaming, place in the fridge to cool down and harden before cutting into pieces to serve. Get the ingredients for this easy and yummy dessert at Gogopasar today, so freah for less! Visit our website to order or download the app (Apple Store or Google Play Store)
If you get a chance to get frozen durians on offer (like you do at Gogopasar) or if you have leftover durians and dont know what to do with them , try out these classic, easy and delicious durian desserts. I promise you won't regret it! 1. Talam Durian This delightful traditional Malay dessert is also known as Seri Muka Durian. Usually, talam or seri muka is made with pandan leaves. However, replacing pandan with durian is an extraordinary way to enjoy the buttery rich, sweet and smooth texture of durians especially after they are out of season and you have frozen durians on hand or even if you have extra fresh durians and are looking for a way to be creative with them by transforming them into dessert. This easy recipe willl yield about 10-15 bite-sized cakes. 2.Durian Mochi With the ongoing durian season in Singapore and Malaysia, we're sure many of you are enjoying your creamy Musang King and yummy durian D24 at home. While you're at it, why not save a few extra pieces to make mouthwatering durian desserts starting with mochi! Quick, easy and super addictive, this sweet treat will definitely have you going for seconds and thirds. Try this recipe which yields 30 mochis. 3. Lempok Durian This is a traditional durian cake, or also known as Dodol Durian which can be made from frozen or fresh durian flesh. This sweet delicacy is very popular within the Malay community in every state of Malaysia. Rich in carbohydrates and fibre, it is an energy-packed treat which is super addictive. Usually sold as souvenirs under cottage industry efforts, this cake is popular in shops, but can be made at home just as easily. With just 3 ingredients , the steps are very easy to follow if you choose to make it today, but bear in mind it takes a long time to cook over the stove! 4. Serawa Durian This creamy and delectable durian stew is enjoyed with any type of starchy accompaniment such as glutinous rice or even steamed buns. It can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. This traditional Malay dessert is high in calories, but it is a treat that should not be missed if you have frozen or leftover durians around. Chechk out this simple and delicious recipe here 5. Cekodok Durian / Durian Fritters These durian-flavoured fluffy balls of gold are soft and puffy on the inside, yet caramelized and crispy on the outside. Usually made with bananas, this durian version will be absolutely superb for durian lovers. A MUST-TRY and super easy treat for the entire family to enjoy. Take about 10 minutes to prepare and fry with this recipe. Be sure to catch durian fever at Gogopasar this durian season at our KenDurian festival happening from 16 June to 30 June 2022. Visit us at our warehouse in Selayang or order top grade Musang King, D101 and D13 online at www.gogopasar.com. with FREE delivery.
Rising food prices are not only affecting the purchasing power and income of the M40 and struggling B40 communities in Malaysia, it is also aggravating a food security crisis, according to an article produced by Emir Research, an independent think tank focused on strategic policy recommendations based on rigorous research. The think tank observed that while we should be steadily recovering from the economic impact of pandemic lockdowns now as we enter the endemic phase, food price inflation is still negatively impacting household and private sector spending. Households and the private sector would need to increase savings to cope with unexpected circumstances as we live in a world rife with uncertainty and externally-driven interrelated factors. Emir Research researcher author of the article, Amanda Yeo, shares some factors that escalate food price inflation. Factors that magnify food price inflation One factor is the introduction of the RM1,500 monthly minimum wage rate. Producers that operate farms may be forced to reduce the number of local workers hired in order to cut operational costs. Also, the current difficulty in employing foreign workers aggravates the labour shortage problem that companies are facing. The reduction in the number of workers could result in reduced production levels resulting in decreased supplies, which cause price increases. Although pandemic movement controls and restrictions are no longer an issue, supply-chain disruptions still persist externally. Obstacles and blocks in certain major ports abroad and their domestic counterparts are still causing logistical congestion. All of these factors add to the price hikes and intensify inflation pressures, which do not help Malaysia's already weak food security situation. Malaysia’s Food Security Status At Crisis Level While our country is abundant in natural resources, such as agricultural land, our self-sufficiency ratio (SSR) has been declining and shrinking due to an over-reliance on imported food. According to the Supply & Utilisation Accounts Selected Agricultural Commodities 2016-2020 report from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), the lockdown measures resulted in fewer food commodities recording SSRs at 100 percent in 2020. In 2020, just 19 food items had an SSR of 100 percent, compared to 25 in 2019. Mutton (9.6%), ginger (18.9%), mango (20.2%), beef (22.2%), chilli (30.9%), round cabbage (37.5%), fresh milk (65.0%), rice (63.0%), coconut (66.6%), sweet potato (75.6%), and sardine (75.6%) are among the foods with less than 100 percent SSR (80.7 percent ). Malaysia imported RM55.5 billion in food items in 2020, compared to RM33.8 billion in exports, resulting in an RM21.7 billion deficit. This shows a disturbing trend which is not improving, as Malaysia's food imports have totaled RM482.8 billion over the last decade, while exports have totaled RM296 billion. The severe floods in several states such as Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor, a result of climate change further caused bigger losses in the agriculture and food industry. Heavy and unexpected downpours, at the end of 2021 and early 2022 affected around 5,000 animal breeders and farmers , resulting in agro-food losses of nearly RM67.72 million. Malaysia was rated 39th on the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2021, very far behind the UK (3rd), Finland (4th), Netherlands (6th), Japan (8th), United States (9th), Singapore (15th), Qatar (24th), and Kuwait (30th). Eventhough we improved from a score of 68 in 2020 to 70.1 in 2021, Malaysia still ranked poorly in the "availability" and "natural resources and resilience" aspects, with scores of 64.0 and 46.6, respectively. Malaysia received 85.6 and 76.3 points for the last two criteria, "affordability" and "quality and safety," respectively. These indicators point to Malaysia's long-standing structural issues related to import dependency and food-related balance of payment (BOP) deficits. With the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis and our declining currency, our BOP deficit is increasing by markups from cost-push inflation, which worsens the cost of doing business and living. According to the United Nations' COMTRADE database on international commerce, Russia is Malaysia's third largest trading partner for "mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic" imports, worth USD4.77 million and accounting for 16.2 percent of the total. Western sanctions on Russia have resulted in a global shortage of fertilisers, driving up the cost of animal feed and crops in Malaysia. In order to compensate for the increased cost of feeding components such as corn, soybeans, and wheat, local animal breeders and farmers have to charge retailers/consumers higher selling prices, in addition to the minimum wage increase of RM300 per month per employee beginning 1 May 2022 onwards. This blog post is based on the research and article by Amanda Yeo of Emir Research. Despite the rising cost of everything, you can look forward to huge savings with Gogopasar's exceptional promotions every month, known as our Hari-Hari Jimat and Payday Sales, with a different theme every month! Buy from us online and stock up with unbeatable promotions at every payday and during the mid-month slump. Look out for these limited offers of fresh and quality groceries with FREE delivery, only at www.gogopasar.com.
What do you get when you combine two top Malaysian Raya cookie classics- the semperit and pineapple tart? You will get a super Raya cookie in the form of semperit pineapple tarts! With two of my favourite cookies all rolled up into one – you can’t find anything better than these. Ingredients: Pineapple Jam • 2 fresh pineapples • 1 and a half cup caster sugar • Cinnamon stick Steps: 1. Cut the pineapples but leave out the core. Make sure you don’t have any of the black bits from the skin left on the pineapple. Carve them out. 2. Grate the pineapples in a large bowl. 3. Now, separate the juice by using a sieve. Set the juice aside for now as you will need it while making the jam. 4. Place the grated pineapples along with the sugar and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and cook on a high heat. Stirring continuously. 5. Once you see it bubbling, add some of the juice little by little and cook till it evaporates and the pineapples are all sticky. 6. The pineapple jam should be left to cool completely so best to make it the day before you’re making the pineapple tarts. Ingredients Semperit Pastry: • 250gms salted butter • 50gms icing sugar • 350 plain flour • 50gms corn flour • 2 egg yolks Steps: 1. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar, add the egg yolks and continue to whisk till thoroughly combined. 2. Slowly add the 2 flours and mix till you get a dough texture. Now lets start putting things together!! 1. Before we begin, and to make things a tad easier…roll the jam into oval shapes so they are ready to be rolled into the pastry. This is a sticky, messy process!!! 2. Place the dough in a piping bag using a flat nozzle and pipe long strips on greaseproof paper. 3. Place a jam roll and gently roll the pastry. You should get about 2 or 3 tarts in one long strip. 4. Continue this process and place the tarts on a baking tray. Brush with egg wash and bake for 20 mins or until golden in a pre-heated oven at 150C. 5. Once ready, leave to cool on a wire rack before storing them in an air tight container. Now, with this size, you can make about 100 mini Pineapple Tarts! So feel free to make them bigger as these are tiny bite sized!
1. The only end-to-end halal online grocer As a subsidiary of FGV Integrated Farming Holdings, Gogopasar has been entrusted with carefully curated halal suppliers, farmers and livestock producers along the FGV and Felda supply chain, ensuring that at every level we maintain sertu-ensured processes. This means that products are prepared and cleaned within spaces which observe strict standards of hygiene following Islamic purification measures to ensure food safety and preservation. Also, because we want the best for our customers, we also take time and effort to choose our external suppliers carefully, ensuring they align with our values and sustainability principles. Only the best from the best for our customers. Take for example, our latest addition, our range of organic chicken by Delima in various packs and choice pieces, ready-cut for your convenience. 2. Our promotions are epic Did you know that Gogopasar has 2 monthly promotions called Hari-Hari Jimat and Payday Sales every month without fail. So far, we’ve had various editions of these two promotions which our loyal shoppers look forward to at every beginning and end of the month. These seasonal promos are very exciting because they feature products below the usual market price and we always end up being sold-out, which helps us to consistently maintain our fresh inventory and quality offerings. 3. Our company culture is awesome Working at Gogopasar feels like you’re working with family; an empathetic, understanding yet strict family. While they take adhering to KPIs very seriously, the management gives you enough support and space to grow into your role, especially if you are a fresh graduate with little work experience. In fact, everyone here readily steps up assist and support each other. It is this united team-focused culture that allows us to get the impossible done. To see us in action, check out our TikTok here. Yet, while we work hard to get our respective jobs done, we also know how to party hard and have a great time. That usually means the company does not spare any expense in training staff to upskill and most importantly, enjoy the fruits of our labour collectively by having great feasts together at every opportunity we can get. Top management encourages us to take ownership of our roles and reward us with free food and close fellowship during celebrations and milestones. 4. We are a social enterprise Gogopasar does not only exist to drive profits for its shareholders and investors, but to also help those in need. We created GOGOCARE, a CSR initiative for anyone who would like to ‘deliver’ a helping hand in times of need. Let us do all the leg-work while you fulfil your part in giving to society by simply clicking on the link provided in the Gogopasar website to donate. The Gogocare initiative has prepared various Relief packages that corporations, organisations and even individuals can send to anyone or any group of people they know who might be needing access to staple food supplies and water. Flood Relief, Immunity Packages and MCO Relief food and care baskets are some of the items available to add to our community’s food bank efforts. Under Gogocare , we offer a platform for the public to contribute together in the form of food basket packages to those in need. Every donation given will be channelled to recipients in collaboration with various agencies, ngos and participating bodies. 5. We turn 2 years old this month! This 15 June 2022, Gogopasar celebrates 2 years of operations. We thrived during the pandemic and are still going strong as we enter the endemic stage. In fact, only recently in April 2022 did we launch our second distribution center in the historical state of Malacca, being part of the initiative to drive digitalisation within school cooperatives. We attribute our expanding success to our faith, collective effort, the vision of our top management and also to our parent company FGV Integrated Farming Holdings Berhad and investors KOPENAS for believing in our potential and for helping make our dreams a reality. In conjunction with our 2nd year anniversary, we are rewarding our loyal and new customers with our craziest sale yet, the Hari-Hari Jimat RM1 Corner sales from 10 June to 16 June, only 5 days, our shortest promo period ever, as we have been getting overwhelming response and predict all goods to sell out soon. Be sure to celebrate with us and get in on all these awesome happenings and to take advantage of our appreciation for you as our customer!! Download the app and start shopping now before all these goodies run out.
The FEVER has started The King of Fruits has arrived and durian fever has officially kicked off, signaling the beginning of 2022’s much-anticipated season for Malaysians after the pandemic has restricted us for two years! It's time to go crazy with revenge durian hunting! PHYSICALLY! The country’s durian season unfolds in stages each year according to state, typically starting with Penang in May. Johor follows in June or July before it extends to Perak and Pahang in early July or in early August. Kelantan, Terengganu and Sabah follow by the end of July or in August, and the season ends in Sarawak at the end of August or in September. By now, many of us in the Klang Valley have already gotten our durian fix but we all know that in the early days of the season, prices are always more expensive. Prices Below Market Price No worries, Gogopasar as usual is here to the rescue by always bringing you the best quality at the most affordable prices, straight from local and contract farmers! Curious about how much we are selling our durians? We invite you to our Gogopapsar KenDurian 2022 festival starting 16 June until 30 June 2022. Come and see our choice of high quality Musang King,DIOI and D13 species on sale at the Gogopasar Warehouse in Selayang from 12-10pm daily starting tomorrow. We assure you that with our lean supply chain process, we are able to maintain prices below the usual market price. If you are near Selayang, do drop by the Gogopasar Warehouse situated in Taman Perindustrian Selayang. We will be open daily from weekdays to weekends offering you our mouth-watering durians for you and your family to enjoy.
You know that awful feeling... Disgust, self-loathing and panic when you rummage through your fridge and find nothing to eat! Wasn't it just a few days ago when you thought you had stocked-up on some delicious-looking, juicy, fresh and crisp produce from the grocers? And now they have all gone bad! What a waste of money and good quality fresh groceries. If this is a regular occurance to you, it means that you are not storing your food properly. Dont fret, there is hope yet! Use these awesome hacks to stretch the shelf-life of your fresh produce, save money and cut-down on wasting any more precious resources: 1. Store your produce DRY. When it comes to produce, a little humidity is a good thing, but total wetness is detrimnetal. A small amount of moisture helps keep vegetables fresh, but too much will cause mould or mushiness. Be sure to fully dry vegetables and fruit before storing anything that has been washed. However, there are a few exceptions. For example, spring onions grow best when stored upright, roots down, in room-temperature water—and as long as you change the water every now and again, they'll keep growing that way indefinitely. Asparagus is similar to a fresh flower bouquet: Simply trim the ends, place them in a glass of water, and keep them in the fridge until you're ready to use them. Whole carrots, as well as halved celery stalks, can be stored in a covered container of water to keep them firm. Just change the water after every two or three days. 2.When in doubt, bag it. Carrots, potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, and celery, for example, should be stored in a plastic bag or container in the crisper of your refrigerator. Mushrooms should be kept in a paper bag. Vegetables should be kept separate from fruit in the refrigerator. This will stop them from ripening too quickly. A cotton bag also will help reduce any condensation and additional wetness in the crisper section of the fridge. (or just use the bag your produce arrived in) can help keep the moisture in your vegetables from evaporating, which means your produce won't become limp after a few days. It also works with hardy greens: Remove the thick stems and place them in a paper bag or a reusable container with a lid. Most refrigerated produce stays fresh longer when sealed, whether in zip-top plastic bags, reusable silicone pouches, or containers with tight-fitting lids. These containers hold in moisture, preventing produce from dehydrating, and they help protect sensitive produce from the effects of ethylene gas. 3. Swaddle your herbs. Herb storage is a meditation on patience and gentleness in and of itself. Remove any twist ties or rubber bands from your herb bundle to begin. If your herbs are very filthy, clean them first (otherwise, consider washing as you use them so as to introduce as little extra moisture as possible). To dry, roll between two layers of clean, dry dish towels or spin in a salad spinner. Using a dry paper towel, gently bundle the now-dried herbs. Place the bundled herbs in a resealable bag or a plastic container (you can place numerous bundles of herbs in the same bag) (like a plastic shoebox or even just a quart container). 4.Identify and isolate gassy fruit Ethylene-gas producing fruits, such as apples, bananas, pears, potatoes, peaches and honeydew melons, should not be stored next to fruit of which you want to prolong the lifespan. Keep each produce as separate as you can. Let bananas have their own spot, don’t store potatoes and onions together, and keep apples in a designated part of the fridge. If you want to ripen something quickly, then by all means stash it with your apples and bananas. 5. Refridgeration Tips Ripe fruit can be transferred to the fridge to keep them longer You should keep lettuce and other leafy greens such as kale, spinach, or collards in the refrigerator. Lettuce should keep for a week or two. Spinach won't last for more than a week. Other greens will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. 6. Freeze! Easily perishable food such as ground onion, ginger, garlic, chili ,lemon juice or green chutney mix can be frozen in bulk in ice cube trays to be used for longer. These items usually go bad quickly if stored for more than a week in the refridgerator. Since it’s useful to keep these food items handy, within quick reach and always fresh for a quick stir fry or for use in condiment mixes, the trick is to freeze them in ice-cube trays, pop them out when frozen and then store them in convenient freeze-proof containers for use anytime you need a squeeze of fresh lemon or some ground ginger for your cooking or tea. One of the best ways to store ginger is to peel and mince it finely. Place it on a tray and allow it to freeze. Store the frozen ginger in an air tight container. This frozen ginger can be enjoyed up to a couple of months without having to lose its flavour. 7. Keep citrus and ginger in the fridge. For refrigerator storage, it is best to leave the whole piece intact and remove the pieces as and when needed. Store these pieces in a resealable bag and squeeze all the air out of it. This will keep the ginger fresh for more than a month. Whole lemons can last up to a week if you store them at room temperature on the countertop. This is why you should store lemons in the refrigerator, as whole lemons can last for a month in the refrigerator if you store them in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag in the crisper drawer. 8. The softer it is, the sooner you should use it. Determine which produce has the shortest life span. Usually, lettuce, spinach, and other soft greens perish very quickly compared to cucumbers, peppers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower. This means you should use these items first in your meal planning schedule. Not only will you enjoy fresher produce and tastier dishes, this will also ensure you don’t get food poisoning from eating stale perishable food. Save your potatoes and sweet potatoes, cabbage, carrots, fennel, and even hardy greens like kale and collards for the last days before you head back to the grocery store. If your produce has leafy tops (like beets or carrots), remove them from the vegetable and, if you want to eat them, store them separately. 9. Learn the coldest parts of your fridge. Temperature swings are most common in the fridge's upper few inches. For example, have you experienced accidental freezing of your salad leaves before? To avoid frozen-thawed salad leaves or fresh vegetables, keep your most fragile produce (such as herbs and lettuces) in the middle of the fridge, away from the top portion. 10. Avoid overcrowding items. Try not to overload your crisper drawers. Produce, like you and me, appreciates some space. The fridge is likely to function more efficiently as a result of more space: Moisture evaporates as air circulates around the products, while enemy number one-- mould, is kept at bay. You'll also be able to see and use what you have more effectively. These 10 tips to keep your fresh produce lasting longer are a guaranteed game-changer! Make the world a better place not only for yourself but also for the environent by reducing food wastage. For fresh and quality groceries, shop with us at www.gogopasar.com or download our Gogopasar app on Google Playstore for a hassle free shopping experience. Protect yourself from COVID-19, by staying home and staying safe. Order from us anytime of the week and get it delivered the next day. Do you have any of your own tips and tricks when you cook? Share them with us in the comment section.
Why spend so much on expensive skincare when you can get flawless, beautiful skin from within by just consistently eating fresh fruits ? Scientific studies show that regularly eating fruit gives you a healthy dose of nutrition in addition to healthy glowing skin. This is because fruits contain high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Here are some of the top fruits you can eat to give your skin a magical glow: Avocado Fruits are filled with nutrients that help clear and revitalise skin for a flawless complexion To attain a supple, healthy, and blemish-free complexion, just include avocado into your diet. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, avocado is known to hydrate and protect your skin. It minimises early signs of aging caused by harmful UV A and B rays. Additionally, it boosts the absorption of various fat-soluble vitamins which also shield your skin from ultraviolet radiation. Lemon If you are longing for clear and blemish-free skin, then remember to make lemon a part of your daily diet and skincare regime. Enriched with Vitamin C, this citrus fruit is a powerful antioxidant which fights off free radicals and flushes out toxins from your system. It shields your skin from hyperpigmentation, and alleviates inflammation from your skin and clears out acne breakouts, giving you a clear and glowing complexion. Oranges Who doesn’t love the fresh, tangy and juicy flavour of a freshly squeezed orange? This bright-coloured fruit is not only vibrant in hue, but also offers a loads of skin and health benefits. Packed with Vitamin C, this citrus fruit is a boon for your skin health as it prevents oxidative damage and photodamage. Enriched with antioxidants, oranges also help in preventing DNA damage, boosting collagen production, and minimizing inflammation. Watermelon Watermelons are a blessing for your skin health, especially for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Don’t give it a miss for attaining glowing skin in hot weather. The juicy, red fruit is composed of 92% water, which makes it effective in flushing out toxins from your skin as well as regulating your digestive system. Watermelon is packed with Vitamin A, C, B1, and B6 and a rich source of carotenoids, flavonoids, and lycopene. The lycopene present in watermelon prevents your skin from free radical damage. Banana Bananas are a humble yet extremely beneficial fruit which is easily available throughout the year. Not only does it provide you with an instant boost of energy, but it is also well-known for its skin-friendly properties. Enriched with Vitamin A, C, E, and K, and dietary fiber, banana is also a powerhouse of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. HIgh potassium levels in bananas helps in regulating effective bowel movement and makes it easier to pass the stool to cure constipation. Bananas also contain an enzyme called fructooligosaccharide, which hinders the fermentation of bananas once they are in your intestinal tract (aids for natural digestion) and acts as a natural mild laxative. Because of bananas’ detoxifying and digestive cleansing effects, it is good for skin as it clears away toxins from your entire system, plus an excellent moisturizer and with antioxidant benefits. The skin of bananas is also known to have healing properties on your skin. It can help to minimize acne scars and wound marks. Apple Apples are a highly versatile fruit which is popularly used for its wide variety of culinary usefulness. Apples are a popular choice for those who desire a glowing skin and also weight loss. Enriched with potassium, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin A and C, and dietary fiber, and a potent source of antioxidants, apples aid in eliminating free oxygen radicals from your system. Pineapple Pineapples are a popular and beneficial ingredient in several face masks, due to their property of promoting the cell regeneration process. Pineapple juice contains a potent enzyme known as bromelain which helps in the renewal of dead skin cells. Bromelain also minimizes inflammation on your skin, has anti-inflamatory, anti-cancer and weight loss effects. Pineapple also contains Vitamins A, C, and K along with vital minerals which play an important role in your skin health. Pear The presence of vitamin C, vitamin K, and copper in pears fights against free radicals that damage our body cells. Pears are loaded with dietary fibers which play a pivotal role in keeping our skin smooth and soft. 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Be adventurous this year and try this unique and spicy variation of the Honey Cornflake Cups that we all love so much! This salted egg version is a crunchy and addictive treat which was originally created as a savoury CNY snack, and not packed into paper cups. However, this sweet Raya version takes it to the next level! Nibble into this rispy, chewy, sweet, salty and umami mouthful and you will be back for more! Easy recipe here: Ingredients: Salted duck egg yolks (boil salted duck eggs, remove yolks and mash them) Curry leaves Half a block of butter Bird’s Eye Chili (Cili Api- sliced) Half a box of plain cornflakes Almond flakes (optional) 3 table spoons Honey (diluted with 3 tables spoons warm water) Pinch of salt Steps: Melt butter in pan, add chilis and curry leaves and fry for 1 min on medium fire Add the salted egg yolks and combine thoroughly, then add the cornflakes(and optional almond flakes) and completely coat everything evenly. Pour cornflakes onto lined baking pan and bake at 180C for 10-15 minutes. After baking, let it cool for 20 minutes, add the diluted honey over the flakes and packed them into mini paper cupcakes and let dry before storingin air tight containers. Get the ingredients for these easy and yummy Raya treats at Gogopasar. Simply click this link: www.gogopasar.com, register and start browsing for the ingredients you need to enjoy these scrumptious delights. Get FREE delivery for purchases above RM50. First time users get RM5 off wih this coupon code : WELCOMEGIFT. Happy Shopping!
Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, chocolate sable cookies are the ultimate chocolate cookie! (And they’re perfect for keeping dough on hand to have your chocolate craving satisfied in 15 minutes flat!) What are sable cookies? Sable cookies are basically France’s version of a shortbread cookie, also called a butter cookie. These easy to make cookies are of the slice-and-bake variety. They are as popular in France as Chocolate Chip cookies are in North America. The name Sable means sand in French, which refers to the sandy texture of these tender and crumbly cookies. With a triple dark chocolate flavoring, these are a taste of heaven with a shot of espresso. Ingredients: 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ⅓ c cocoa powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped to fine bits 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla Steps: 1.Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in chocolate bits. 2.In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beat until creamy. 3.Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Bring the dough together by lightly squeezing it with your hands. Divide the dough in half. 4.Place half the dough on a sheet of waxed paper and press into a log, roughly 1 inch in diameter by roughly 8 inches long. Repeat with remaining dough. Place the rolls in an air-tight container or bag and refrigerate for 3 hours (up to 3 days).* 5.When you are ready to bake your cookies, preheat oven to 190C. 6.Slice the cold logs into 1/2-inch thick rounds and place the cookie rounds on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spaced with 1 inch in between the cookies. (You will get roughly 15 slices out of a log.) 7.Bake until the cookies are set on the outside, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Then, transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for 1 week. (If they last that long.) Notes *To Freeze: You can freeze the dough roll in an air-tight container for up to 2 months. When you are ready to bake the cookies, you don’t need to defrost the dough. Simply slice cookies from the frozen roll, and bake the cookies 1 min longer than stated above. Get the ingredients for these easy and yummy Raya treats at Gogopasar. Simply click this link: www.gogopasar.com, register and start browsing for the ingredients you need to enjoy these scrumptious delights. Get FREE delivery for purchases above RM50. First time users get RM5 off wih this coupon code : WELCOMEGIFT. Happy Shopping!
These delicious oatmeal date cookies are easy to whip up and have the perfect texture — crispy edges with a soft and chewy center! Plus they are vegan and gluten-free. Adding dates to oatmeal cookies is a genius idea! The dates get soft and caramely after baking and every bite that contains a date is literally the best. Ingredients: rolled old-fashioned oats oat flour – store-bought or homemade oat flour coconut sugar baking powder baking soda sea salt flax egg – 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water maple syrup coconut oil vanilla Medjool dates cashew nuts Steps: 1.Make flax egg – Whisk together ground flaxseed with water in a small bowl to make your flax egg. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until it thickens. 2.Mix dry ingredients – Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. 3.Mix wet ingredients – In another bowl combine flaxseed egg, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. 4. Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently stir in chopped dates and cashews. 5. Place dough in the fridge to setup for 30 minutes. Whatever you do, don’t skip this step!! It will result in cookies that spread too much while baking. 6. After dough has set in the fridge, drop round tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure you space the cookies out because they tend to spread a bit. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown at 200C. 7. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes then gently move to a wire rack and cool completely before eating or transferring to a storage container for later. Store cookies in the fridge for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 3 months. Get the ingredients for these easy and yummy Raya treats at Gogopasar. Simply click this link: www.gogopasar.com, register and start browsing for the ingredients you need to enjoy these scrumptious delights. Get FREE delivery for purchases above RM50. First time users get RM5 off wih this coupon code : WELCOMEGIFT. Happy Shopping!